View Poll Results: Is paying your taxes patriotic?

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  • Yes, it is our duty as citizens to pay into the system that we have reaped the benefits from.

    49 80.33%
  • No, if you can get away with it, why not.

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    That's rich. Comparing a blowhard pig that didn't even go to college, who yaks on a radio talk show, to someone the LA Times named "The Best of Television's 2008 Top Ten Political newcomers of 2008, and who has a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and a Phd in Political Science from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Yep, only a very uninformed right-winger would make that sort of comparison.
    I understand that extremists like to defend their talking heads. None of it means she is not a partisan hack, which she proves she is time and time again. It's unfortunate she doesn't seem bright enough to put that 'education' to use.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I understand that extremists like to defend their talking heads. None of it means she is not a partisan hack, which she proves she is time and time again. It's unfortunate she doesn't seem bright enough to put that 'education' to use.
    she also has a huge agenda. she is an outspoken lesbian which probably shapes her hatred of the religious right and the party that the RR identifies with. Smart people can be extremely biased and will often use their "credentials" to advance their agenda. (look at socialist economists like Reich and Krugman who are outcome based advocates)

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    I understand that extremists like to defend their talking heads.
    Yeah, I see you're trying to defend Rush.


    None of it means she is not a partisan hack, which she proves she is time and time again.
    She's a Democrat, works in a Liberal TV Station, geez, you gather that she should be praising the Republicans? Speaking up for the Democratic Party (which is her job) does not make her a partisan hack. Someone like you, who compares the rants of a wonk-radio host to an educated commentator is more likely a partisan hack than her.

    It's unfortunate she doesn't seem bright enough to put that 'education' to use.
    She doesn't seem bright enough to you because you don't agree with her politics, but there is no denying that she is bright. Your lame insults just shows who the dim bulb really is.



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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Madcow is a hack, Rush is a hack. Rush is far more successful than Madcow is

    end of story

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Dude, Rush is an idiot, so there is no defending him. But I see you are going on and on again trying to defend your talking head partisan hack. Pathetic.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    No, paying your taxes is NOT patriotic if you believe those that control the taxes are corrupt and/or inept.

    True patriotism is doing what you believe is best for your country...even if the government says otherwise.

    Especially if the government says otherwise.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    YOu all are just jealous or spiteful towards the rich

    buffett is great to show the dishonesty of the dems

    Buffett structures his salary so he pays as little as possible and then whines about it

    Buffett supports taking 55% of every dollar over one million from the estates of somewhat wealthy people but he has set up his estate so the government gets ZERO

    Buffett wants love and power. His schemes give him both and kill off his competition
    Who's "jealous or spiteful towards" whom???
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    she also has a huge agenda. she is an outspoken lesbian which probably shapes her hatred of the religious right and the party that the RR identifies with. Smart people can be extremely biased and will often use their "credentials" to advance their agenda. (look at socialist "economists like Reich and Krugman who are outcome based advocates)
    It sounds as if you are "extremely biased" [and you are a smart person, too].

    great post

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    It sounds as if you are "extremely biased" [and you are a smart person, too].

    great post
    what's with the "very conservative" lean

    and WTH have you been

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what's with the "very conservative" lean

    and WTH have you been

    Surely, you are joking. I am a real and true conservative as per the writings of tom paine

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